Izzy here. In the forty lessons of Hebrew Quest I read God's name as "Yahweh" when working through Hebrew texts. This is a relatively common practice in academic circles, for instance the Society of Biblical Literature. It was also an expression of my personal love for God and his holy name. Since then I've been confronted with conclusive historical evidence that Yeshua and his disciples followed the Jewish custom of calling God "Adonai", and that they did not use the Sacred Name either in public or in private. It's my deep conviction that we should follow the example of Messiah and his emissaries, so I've returned to the Jewish tradition of calling God "Adonai" and "Hashem", and I encourage our students to do likewise.

For more information and evidence, please watch my series talking about problems with Sacred Name teachings here. There's also a text version available here.

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